Accession Number:

ADA136758

Title:

Advanced Aircraft Electrical System Control Technology Demonstrator. Phase 1. Requirements Analysis and Preliminary Design. Phase 2. Detailed Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1980-Mar 1983

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA ARMY SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories AFWAL Aero Propulsion Laboratory has been sponsoring research and development programs directed toward applying advanced solid state power switching and computer control technology to aircraft electrical power systems. Development of components and subsystems utilizing solid state power switching and microprocessor-based computer technology has progressed rapidly. Multiplexing techniques have been developed for transmission and processing of electrical system control data. This data usually consists of a large number of discrete onoff signals and information for solving control logic equations. Multiplex hardware and software designs have been optimized for electrical system control applications such as the B-1 E-Mux system. This, however, results in high initial development, integration and logistics costs. On large aircraft the amount of signal processing and data transfer may justify the use of a separate and optimized multiplex system for electrical system control however, in the case of smaller aircraft this may not be the most cost effective solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE